Azure media service V3: Custom DRM license and streaming service

Amit kumar 1 Reputation point

Hi Team,

We are currently using azure media service(V2 API) for content protection in our organisation. We have in-house encryption and key service. And uses third-party services such as AWS S3 for storage and a couple of streaming services.

It works pretty well, but since V2 API will be eventually deprecated in the next year. We are doing some POC to migrate to Azure V3 API. Keeping backward compatibility for our existing assets.

We can't migrate our assets from S3 to azure.

our current implementation looks similar to what have illustrated here:


Azure Media Services
Azure Media Services
A group of Azure services that includes encoding, format conversion, on-demand streaming, content protection, and live streaming services.
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  1. Xavier Pouyat 591 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    There is a v2 to v3 migration guide here :
    From what I understand, you are using AMS v2 only for key/license delivery, not for packaging/streaming, right ?
    This scenario is not recommended with AMS v3. I think the main reason is because content protection in v3 relies the streaming locator object (related to an asset). In your case, you don't have AMS assets....